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Is This Painting Too Raunchy For Our Galleries?

Wednesday 9th July 2014

A painting has been taken down from a London gallery after visitors complained about pubic hair being visible.

McCall painting

Leena McCall's 'Portrait of Ms Ruby May, Standing' was taken down from the Mall Galleries after just two days on display.

The painting shows Ms May dressed in a revealing green waistcoat and culottes with no underwear.

The Society of Women Artists, who ran the exhibition, said that the artwork had been deemed too risqué by gallery curators and they felt it was inappropriate for children to look at.

Ms McCall labelled the censorship "idiotic".

She added that she would be hanging the painting at her studio for anyone who wanted to see it.